Night Proverbs

Sayings about Nights

Day has its eyes, night has its ears. ~ Japanese Proverb

Never praise life in front of death, nor the beautiful day in front of night. ~ Spanish Proverb

Last night I made a thousand plans, but this morning I went my old way. ~ Chinese Proverb

A man is old when he takes the whole night to do what he used to do all night long. ~ Chinese Proverb

The night rinses what the day has soaped. ~ Swiss Proverb

Do not blame the sun for the darkness of the night. ~ Georgian Proverb

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking. ~ Chinese Proverb

The nights are short for him who married late in life. ~ Russian Proverb

The night walks the same road as the dream. ~ Russian Proverb

Midsummer night is not long but it sets many cradles rocking. ~ Swedish Proverb

It is never later than midnight. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. ~ Traditional Proverb

The darkness of night cannot stop the light of morning. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

The night is the king of the shadows. ~ Senegalese Proverb

Who arrives in the darkness departs as night falls. ~ Chinese Proverb

Nights of pleasure are short. ~ Lebanese Proverb

If there are no nightingales one must settle for owls. ~ Danish Proverbs

One night with an ugly woman and one day in the mountains both are like an eternity. ~ Turkish Proverbs

He who led me in the night, will be thanked by me at daybreak. ~ Mozambican Proverb

He who does not lose his way by night will not lose his way by day. ~ Nigerian Proverb

The gates of hell are always open, even at midnight. ~ Slovak Proverb

When night falls the face of the wolf lights up. ~ Russian Proverbs

A decision made at night may be changed in the morning. ~ Samoan Proverb

Darkness and night are mothers of thought. ~ Dutch Proverbs

The day will wipe out all the promises of the night. ~ Iraqi Proverb

Many seek good nights and waste good days. ~ Dutch Proverb

Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon. ~ Traditional Proverb

To spend the night in anger is better than to spend it repenting. ~ Senegalese Proverb

If you carry treasure, don’t travel at night. ~ Japanese Proverbs

If you go out a lot at night, you will probably meet ghosts. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

You can make the dream bigger than the night. ~ Yiddish Proverb

The day did not know that night had fallen. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

Night is the mother of advice. ~ Corsican Proverb

No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come. ~ Congolese Proverb

For a bad night, a mattress of wine. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Better a night full of anger than a night full of repentance. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The loss of one night’s sleep is followed by ten days of inconvenience. ~ Chinese Proverb

Boast during the day; be humble at night. ~ New Zealander Proverbs

Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night. ~ Chinese Proverb

Even the night has ears. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

If the king says that it is night in the middle of the day, look up at the stars. ~ Arabian Proverb

Wait until it is night before saying it has been a fine day. ~ French Proverb

Quotations about Nights

Favorite Quotes about Nights

Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. ~ Philip K. Dick

What hath night to do with sleep? ~ John Milton

Life begins at night ~ Charlaine Harris

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~ George Carlin

For the night shows stars and women in a better light. ~ Lord Byron, Don Juan

[I]t seemed as if the streets were absorbed by the sky, and the night were all in the air. ~ Charles Dickens

There’s no night without stars. ~ Andre Norton

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

For the happiest life, rigorously plan your days, leave your nights open to chance. ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Only the lonely know the way I feel tonight. ~ Roy Orbison

Night is a world lit by itself. ~ Antonio Porchia, Voces

The day has eyes; the night has ears. ~ David Fergusson

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. ~ Frederick L. Knowles

Night has become painful for me. It brings to light the regrets of the day. ~ Grey E. Livingston

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. ~ Henry Rollins

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bernard Williams

How long the night seems to one kept awake by pain. ~ Bernard-Joseph Saurin

Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always. ~ Dante Alighieri

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

It was a night so beautiful that your soul seemed hardly able to bear the prison of the body. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. ~ Edward Plunkett

We wake in the night, to stereophonic silence. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday’s omissions and regrets. ~ William Faulkner

Night is the blotting paper for many sorrows. ~ Author Unknown

You can’t stand up to the night until you understand what’s hiding in its shadows. ~ Charles De Lint

By night, an atheist half believes in God. ~ Edward Young

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. ~ Jean Paul

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